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Chemistry Courses

Chemistry Courses

This page only reflects courses offered on the Corvallis Campus. For online courses, please see the ECampus Schedule of Classes

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Courses

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CH 101 - Chemistry in the World

Offered Summer and Fall term

CH 121 - General Chemistry for Non-Science Majors

Offered Fall and Winter term

CH 122 - General Chemistry for Non-Science Majors

Offered Winter and Spring term

CH 123 - General Chemistry for Non-Science Majors

Offered Summer and Spring term

CH 201 - General Chemistry for Engineers

Offered Fall and Winter term

CH 202 - General Chemistry for Engineers

Offered Winter and Spring term

CH 205 - Laboratory for CH 202

Offered Winter and Spring term

CH 211 - Recitation for CH 201

Offered Fall term

CH 212 - Recitation for CH 202

Offered Winter term

CH 231 - General Chemistry for Science Majors &
CH 231H - Honors General Chemistry for Science Majors

Offered Summer, Fall, and Winter term

CH 232 - General Chemistry for Science Majors &
CH 232H - Honors General Chemistry for Science Majors

Offered Summer, Winter, and Spring term

CH 233 - General Chemistry for Science Majors &
CH 233H - Honors General Chemistry for Science Majors

Offered Summer, Fall, and Spring

CH 261 - General Chemistry Laboratory,
CH 261H - Honors General Chemistry Lab &
CH 271 - Chemistry Majors General Chemistry Lab

Offered Summer, Fall, and Winter term

CH 262 - General Chemistry Laboratory,
CH 262H - Honors General Chemistry Lab &
CH 272 - Chemistry Majors General Chemistry Lab

Offered Summer, Winter, and Spring term

CH 263 - General Chemistry Laboratory,
CH 263H - Honors General Chemistry Lab &
CH 273 - Chemistry Majors General Chemistry Lab

Offered Summer, Fall, and Spring term

CH 324 - Quantitative Analysis

Offered Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring term

CH 331 - Organic Chemistry for Non-Chemistry Majors

Offered Summer, Fall, and Winter term

CH 332 - Organic Chemistry for Non-Chemistry Majors

Offered Summer, Winter, and Spring term

CH 337 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Offered Summer, Fall, and Spring

CH 334 - Organic Chemistry for CH & BB Majors

Offered Fall term

CH 335 - Organic Chemistry for CH & BB Majors

Offered Winter term

CH 336 - Organic Chemistry for CH & BB Majors

Offered Spring term

CH 361 - Experimental Chemistry I &
CH 361H - Honors Experimental Chemistry

Offered Fall term

CH 362 - Experimental Chemistry I &
CH 362H - Honors Experimental Chemistry

Offered Winter term

CH 390 - Environmental Chemistry

Offered Winter and Spring term

CH 401 - Research

Offered Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring term

CH 403 - Thesis

Offered Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring term

CH 405 - Reading and Conference

Offered Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring term

CH 406 - Conference

Offered Fall, Winter, and Spring term

CH 407 - Seminar &
CH 407H - Honors Seminar

Offered Fall, Winter, and Spring term

CH 410 - Internship

Offered Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring term

CH 411 - Inorganic Chemistry

Offered Fall term

CH 412 - Inorganic Chemistry

Offered Winter term

CH 418/518 - Nuclear Chemistry

Offered Fall term

CH 421/521 - Analytical Chemistry

Offered Fall term

CH 422/522 - Analytical Chemistry

Offered Winter term

Ch 424/524 - Bioanalytical Chemistry

Offered Spring term

CH 435/535 - Structure Determination by Spectroscopic Methods

Offered Fall term

CH 440/540 - Physical Chemistry

Offered Fall term

CH 441/541 - Physical Chemistry

Offered Winter term

CH 442/542 - Physical Chemistry

Offered Spring term

CH 450 - Introductory Quantum Chemistry

Offered Fall term

CH 461 - Experimental Chemistry II &
CH 461H - Honors Experimental Chemistry II

Offered Fall term

CH 462 - Experimental Chemistry II (WIC) &
CH 462H - Honors Experimental Chemistry II (WIC)

Offered Winter term

CH 463 - Experimental Chemistry II (WIC) &
CH 463H - Honors Experimental Chemistry II (WIC)

Offered Spring term

CH 464 - Experimental Chemistry II (WIC) &
CH 464H - Honors Experimental Chemistry II (WIC)

Offered Fall term

Course fees

Fees are non-refundable and subject to change, by term or year and without notice. All chemistry labs are charged a Course Fee as listed on the Course Catalog; the University sets this fee.

In addition to the course fee, if you are given any of the below items for your lab, your student account will be updated with the corresponding supply charge.

If you have broken any glassware, you will be charged no more than $10.00 per item broken.

At the end of the term, you are required to check out. If you do not check out, you will be charged a $45.00 late charge and a $10.00 key replacement charge. If you have any missing or broken glassware you will also be charged for that.

You are given a key to your locker at the beginning of the term. If you do not return the key during lab checkout, you will be charged $10.00

  • Goggles, Lab Coat - $21.00
  • Lab Coat - $6.00
  • Goggles - $15.00

  • Goggles, Lab Coat, Towel - $22.00
  • Lab Coat, Towel - $7.00
  • Goggles, Towel - $16.00
  • Towel - $1.00

  • Goggles, Lab Coat - $21.00
  • Lab Coat - $6.00
  • Goggles - $15.00

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  • Online Component, Manual, Goggles, Lab Coat, Towel - $66.00
  • Online Component, Manual, Lab Coat, Towel - $50.00
  • Online Component, Manual, Goggles, Towel - $59.00
  • Online Component, Manual, Towel - $44.00

  • Goggles, Lab Coat, Towel - $22.00
  • Lab Coat, Towel - $7.00
  • Goggles, Towel - $16.00
  • Towel - $1.00

  • Manual, Goggles, Lab Coat, Towel - $42.00
  • Manual, Lab Coat, Towel - $27.00
  • Manual, Goggles, Towel - $36.00
  • Manual, Towel - $21.00

  • Manual, Goggles, Lab Coat, Towel - $42.00
  • Manual, Lab Coat, Towel - $27.00
  • Manual, Goggles, Towel - $36.00
  • Manual, Towel - $21.00

  • Manual, Goggles, Lab Coat, Towel - $42.00
  • Manual, Lab Coat, Towel - $27.00
  • Manual, Goggles, Towel - $36.00
  • Manual, Towel - $21.00

Placement of students in chemistry

Little or no high school chemistry and concurrent enrollment in MTH 095 Intermediate Algebra (3 cr) or MTH 103 Algebraic Reasoning (4 cr) or higher

  • CH 121 General Chemistry (5cr).
  • A more gradual and thorough approach in the CH 121, CH 122, CH 123 sequence will prepare some students to take an advanced chemistry course such as CH 331.

Students who do not place in MTH 095 Intermediate Algebra (3cr) or MTH 103 Algebraic Reasoning (4 cr) should first complete MTH 075 Variables and Linear Equations (4 cr) with a C or better

  • CH 121 General Chemistry (5 cr) concurrently with MTH 095 Intermediate Algebra (3 cr) or MTH 103 Algebraic Reasoning (4 cr)

Students without high school chemistry but who have AP credit or placement in MTH 251 Differential Calculus (4 cr) or higher.
Or At least one year of high school chemistry and completion of MTH 111 or higher. Or concurrent enrollment in MTH 111 or placement in MTH 112 or higher
For best success, the Chemistry Department suggests: SATM (490) or ACTM (20) or MPAL (60)

  • Engineering students other than listed in D below: CH 201 Chemistry for Engineering Majors (3 cr)
  • Engineering students may want to take the optional CH 211 Recitation for Chemistry 201 (1 cr)
  • Other students: CH 231 General Chemistry (4 cr) and CH 261 Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1 cr)
  • The complete sequence includes:
    CH 232 General Chemistry (4 cr) and CH 262 Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1 cr) and
    CH 233 General Chemistry (4 cr) and CH 263 Laboratory for Chemistry 233 (1 cr)

Science, bioengineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and pre-medical/pre-dental/pre-pharmacy students and other students interested in a complete general chemistry sequence will require:
At least one year of high school chemistry and completion of MTH 111 or higher or concurrent enrollment in MTH 111 or placement in MTH 112 or higher.
For best success, the chemistry department suggests: SATM (490) or ACTM (20) or MPAL (60)

  • CH 231 General Chemistry (4 cr) and CH 261 Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1 cr)
  • The complete sequence includes:
    CH 232 General Chemistry (4 cr) and CH 262 Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1 cr) and
  • CH 233 General Chemistry (4 cr) and CH 263 Laboratory for Chemistry 233 (1 cr)

Students in the University Honors College andat least one year of high school chemistry and Completion of MTH 111 or higher or concurrent enrollment in MTH 111 or placement in MTH 112 or higher.
For best success, the Chemistry Department suggests: SATM (490) or ACTM (20) or MPAL (60)

  • CH 231H Honors General Chemistry (4 cr) and CH 261H Laboratory for Chemistry 231H
  • The complete sequence for these students also includes:
    CH 232H Honors General Chemistry (4 cr) and CH 262H Laboratory for Chemistry 232H and
    CH 233H Honors General Chemistry (4 cr) and CH 263H Laboratory for Chemistry 233H

Withdrawing from a course

Students may withdraw from a course with a W grade after the tenth day of classes and through the end of the seventh week of classes. After the seventh week of classes, students are expected to complete the program attempted and will receive letter grades (A, B, C, D, F, I, S, U, P, N) for all courses in which enrolled unless they officially withdraw from the university. Procedures for withdrawal from individual courses are outlined in the term Schedule of Classes.

How to withdraw from a course

On the OSU Web Registration system, course withdrawals are done on the "Register/Add/Drop Classes" page. This is located on your MyOSU Page under the "Student" tab.

Course drops processed after the end of registration, Friday of the second week of classes, are considered course withdrawals and result in W grades. Course Withdrawals are considered changes to a registration, and as such will be assessed the $10.00 Change of Registration fee as specified under "Late Registration, Change of Registration Fees."

Additionally, if you are withdrawing from a lab course, lab fees are largely non-refundable.